Don’t Miss: CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Among the jazz giants, Phillips pointed out Ahmad Jamal, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis as performers who can’t be missed. In addition, he highlighted JD Allen and Mark Turner. “Each of them have fantastic, young saxophone trios,” said Phillips. “Really great players and really contemporary.”
For a big-band sound, Phillips recommended Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and Darcy Jame’s Argue’s band the Secret Society.
He also highlighted Amina Figarova, a Dutch singer and pianist. “Figarova is a really incredible performer from Holland,” Phillips said, “and Newport audiences have never seen her before.”
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